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Court: Woman can serve divorce papers via Facebook

A judge has given a woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.  The woman’s lawyer says the ruling was made by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper.  Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku will be served with the divorce summons via a private Facebook message. It will be repeated once a […]

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Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York's Ban on Religious Services in Schools

Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York's Ban on Religious Services in Schools The Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a case involving New York City's ban on religious groups' holding worship services in public school buildings, leaving in place a decision by a lower court that found the longstanding policy constitutional. Read more on […]

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S&M-loving lawyer tells court he ‘enjoyed’ strangling ex-girlfriend

Kinky Manhattan lawyer Ryan Hemphill, on trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, squirmed on the witness stand Wednesday as he admitted he took pleasure in choking her during sex. “Did you… | Metro | New York Post

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NY court reviews lawsuit of Nazi stolen art displayed at OU

A federal appeals court in New York has given new life to a claim that the University of Oklahoma is harboring a Camille Pissarro painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II. myfoxny.com – Local News

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Man arrested in Islamic State plot due in Florida court

One of three men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. is scheduled to appear in a Florida courtroom for a detention hearing.  Abror Habibov, 30, was arrested in Jacksonville last week and charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. […]

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Man goes to court to get back beloved Doberman from ex

Noah Szubski filed court papers saying he is heartsick since his former girlfriend, Chelsea Conrad, “stole” the dog. New York News – NY Daily News

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Heat beats Knicks on court a day after beating them to Goran Dragic

Points and wins will be hard to come by for the Knicks without Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. That was true even when the Knicks had both of them. Sports stories from Newsday

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Elevator repair costs for NYC skyrocket after court settlement

The city’s elevator repair bills are going through the roof. Each of the 3,330 elevators in the city’s housing projects goes out of service an average of once a month,… | Metro | New York Post

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While tenants can take landlords to housing court, that almost never happens. The overwhelming majority of cases are filed by landlords seeking rent. Most of the remainder are filed by landlords trying to evict someone who was already supposed to leave.

Tenants Battle Landlords and Bureaucracy in Housing Court

Adi Talwar Amoy Bailey broke her leg two months ago, forcing her to miss work, fall behind in rent and join the line at Bronx Housing Court. * * *This is the second part in a four-part series on housing court.To read the whole series, click here.* * * When the Bronx Housing Court was […]

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The Bronx leads the city in evictions, producing a share that well exceeds its share of the city

Housing Court Sees Rising Pressure in Most Affordable Borough

Adi Talwar Adonis Burgos, 60, said he was at court on a nonpayment case. While the Bronx features some of the lowest rent in the city, it is also home to a population with the least capacity to pay the rising cost of living in New York. * * *This is the third part in […]

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One fall day, the 161st Street Business Improvement District gave a tour to people from around the country gathered in New York City for the American Institute of Architects conference. They were just blocks from the housing court.

As Housing Court Strains, Debate in Bronx Over How to Ease Crisis

Adi Talwar Tricia Nelson with her son Rajon. She visited Housing Court to get help with rent. It was her second trip. * * *This is the final part in a four-part series on housing court.To read the whole series, click here.* * * Despite recent efforts to empower tenants with more information in housing […]

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Court officer fatally shoots self at NYC courthouse

A 50-year-old guard working for U.S. Marshal Service shot himself to death Thursday morning at the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, cops said. New York News – NY Daily News

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Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over London restaurant rent

A judge ruled that the “Masterchef” judge will have to pick up the $ 1 million tab for the rent on his York & Albany gastropub in London. Food / Dining – NY Daily News

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Appeals court: NY schoolkids must get vaccinated

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has upheld a New York state requirement that all children be vaccinated before attending public school. The US Court of Appeals for the… | Metro | New York Post

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Court upholds smoking ban at NY state parks

A midlevel court upheld a ban on outdoor smoking in New York parks Wednesday, reversing a judge and dismissing a challenge filed by a smokers’ rights group. The Appellate Division, ruling unanimously, said the ban was consistent with the mission of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation — “to allow all patrons to […]

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